The spring edition of the WVH newsletter has arrived! This month the focus article is about Lyme disease, which has become prevalent in Washtenaw County. Also included in this issue is Part 2 of our Feline Behavior Series, which discusses elimination issues, why they might occur, and some tips to try and fix them.
Spring is upon us and that means warmer weather and plenty of sunshine. It also means mosquitos, ticks, and fleas are back and it's time to start your pet's prevention, if you haven't already. We carry Heartgard and Sentinel for heartworm prevention and Frontline, Nexgard, and Bravecto for flea and tick prevention. Our doctors have already diagnosed several acute cases of Lyme disease this year and our annual report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human services has named Washtenaw County as a high risk area for this disease. We had an extremely mild winter and these parasites are present so please keep your pets on their prevention!
Many of your pets are also due for their annual exams this spring and summer. If you know your pet is due for their annual visit in the upcoming months, please call to schedule your appointment early. Our doctors only see a few annual visits per day, which allows them time for sick pets and emergencies. These appointment times are filling up fast and we are currently scheduling annual exams into mid-April. We look forward to seeing you and your pets this spring!
The February edition of our newsletter focuses on Giardia, a pesky intestinal parasite, and includes Part 1 of our feline behavior series. In this part you will learn about a cat's natural behavior and get some clues into why they sometimes to act so strangely!
In an effort to make booking appointments easier and providing hospital updates for our clients and patients, WVH has launched a new website.
Here's what's new:
- You can stay up-to-date on all the clinic happenings, right here on our beautiful new blog.
- All of our policies have been updated to allow better care for our patients and their owners.
- You can fill out our New Patient Registration Form, right here on our website. Your information will be submitted to our front desk and ready for your appointment.
We are thrilled to have a beautiful new site, with all the information you need right in your pocket, tablet, or on your computer. We look forward to continue bringing you the best in veterinary care for you and your furry family members.
To start off the new year, we're highlighting an issue affecting our feline friends. Take a look at our latest newsletter to learn about feline hyperthyroidism and its treatment.